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ASEAN

The Global Economy and Great Power Competition in the New Era of Stagflation

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Key economies must focus on regional integration and promoting greater collaboration in the necessary governance to address pressing global challenges.

Japan

Fallout from Fukushima: The Unprecedented Activation of Japanese Civil Society

Thursday, September 1, 2022

The debate in Japan over nuclear power has heated up.

Vietnam

Resolute and Resourceful: Vietnam’s Road to Post-Pandemic Recovery

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Vietnam has weathered the pandemic storm through strong yet flexible state leadership, rapid and nimble response, and innovative use of technology

Japan

Abe Shinzo and the Importance of Cultivating One’s Own Garden

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Japan’s longest-serving PM underscored the importance of “cultivating one’s own garden” to bolster international credibility, effectiveness and leadership.

Japan

The Death of Japan’s Master Politician Leaves a Void

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

A reflection on Abe the politician, what he accomplished and what he failed to do, and what to expect from the country’s current leader Kishida Fumio.

United Kingdom

Rule Out Britannia: After Her, A Delusion?

Thursday, July 7, 2022

A reflection on Britain’s colonial past, its present political challenges, and its prospects for a global, post-Brexit future.

Global

Anti-Feminism as a Driver of Far-Right Movements in the West

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

The promotion of a misogynist agenda is worsening divisions and spurring global campaigns to counter the advancement of women, and the marginalization of other groups.

Australia

Australia’s Choice: Back to the Future?

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Australians will make a pivotal choice as they consider the country’s divided society, strained relationships in the region and future-readiness.

Philippines

Post-Duterte Philippine Foreign Policy: A Matter of Change – or of Seeking Equilibrium?

Thursday, May 5, 2022

The real issue is whether the new leader can find an appropriate balance in dealing with the two major powers in the Indo-Pacific region – China and the United States.

Afghanistan

The US and the Defeat in Afghanistan: What an Unhealthy Elite Means

Thursday, February 10, 2022

The motivations and interests of leaders and their revered advisors and experts do not often coincide with those of the country or society.

China

How China Will Implement RCEP: A Subnational Analysis

Thursday, February 10, 2022

An analysis of the provincial RCEP action plans which underpin Beijing’s grand strategy.

Indonesia

Indonesia’s New Capital: Can President Jokowi Secure a Legacy of Sustainable Development?

Thursday, February 3, 2022

How can Nusantara, which will cost around US$35 billion, be developed sustainably and responsibly?

Indonesia

Myanmar One Year After the Coup: The Jokowi Factor

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Indonesia and its leader Joko Widodo could play an important role in brokering a deal with Naypyidaw.

Japan

Is Japan the Role Model for Middle-Power Diplomacy?

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Japan could demonstrate how a middle power can successfully set a path through the treacherous terrain of the great power rivalry.

China

Testing Indo-Pacific Security Partnerships: India’s Deployment of Russian Missiles

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Washington must consider India’s key role in challenging China, both within and outside the emerging Quad framework.

China

Why I Left Hong Kong: The Hidden Crisis of Covid-19

Thursday, November 25, 2021

A personal reflection on leaving Hong Kong due to its public-health policies and the pressures they imposed.

The Nature of the Putin Regime: A Case of Successful Political Mimicry

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

In his initial years in power Russian President Vladimir Putin sought to tap into people’s nostalgia, presenting himself as a Soviet-style leader.